Automotive Holiday Deals Books Holiday Gift Guide Shop Men's Athletic Shoes Learn more nav_sap_plcc_6M_fly_beacon Adele egg_2015 All-New Amazon Fire TV Subscribe & Save Martha Stewart American Made Find the Best Purina Pro Plan for Your Pet Amazon Gift Card Offer minions minions minions  Amazon Echo Starting at $84.99 Kindle Black Friday Deals Outdoors Gift Guide on Tikes
The God Hater: A Novel and over one million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.

  • List Price: $19.99
  • Save: $5.17 (26%)
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by Gift-wrap available.
The God Hater: A Novel has been added to your Cart
+ $3.99 shipping
Used: Very Good | Details
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Book has appearance of only minimal use. All pages are undamaged with no significant creases or tears. With pride from Motor City. All books guaranteed. Best Service, Best Prices.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

The God Hater: A Novel Paperback – September 28, 2010

62 customer reviews

See all 10 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
New from Used from
"Please retry"
"Please retry"
$1.90 $0.01

Best Books of the Year So Far
Looking for something great to read? Browse our editors' picks for 2015's Best Books of the Year in fiction, nonfiction, mysteries, children's books, and much more.
$14.82 FREE Shipping on orders over $35. In Stock. Ships from and sold by Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

  • The God Hater: A Novel
  • +
  • Eli
  • +
  • The Face of God
Total price: $37.08
Buy the selected items together

Editorial Reviews


"This one will be talked about for a long time." (Jerry B. Jenkins, New York Times bestselling author)

"When one of the most creative minds I know gets the best idea he’s ever had and turns it into a novel, it’s fasten-your-seat-belt time. This one will be talked about for a long time." (Jerry B. Jenkins, author of Left Behind)

"A most fascinating story! Full of heart, suspense and intelligence, The God Hater engagingly illustrates the futility of man-made beliefs, as well as the world’s desperate need for a God who offers hope, guidance, and help." (Tim LaHaye, author of Left Behind)

"Bill has written another heartwrenching, mind-gripping novel that delivers on so many levels. Like the Gospel, The God Hater is more than just a great read. I highly recommend it!" (Doug Fields, Teaching Pastor of Saddleback Community Church, bestselling author of Refuel and Fresh Start)

"An original masterpiece. The God Hater re-opens our eyes to God's absolute justice and His unfathomable love." (Dr. Kevin Leman, bestselling author of Have a New Kid by Friday)

"If you enjoy white-knuckle, page-turning suspense, with a brilliant blend of cutting-edge apologetics, The God Hater will grab you for a long, long time." (Beverly Lewis, New York Times bestselling author)

"I've never seen a more powerful and timely illustration of the incarnation. Bill Myers has a way of making the Gospel accessible and relevant to readers of all ages. I highly recommend this book." (Terri Blackstock, New York Times bestselling author)

"Once again, Myers takes us into imaginative and intriguing depths, making us feel, think, and ponder all at the same time. Relevant and entertaining, The God Hater is not to be missed." (James Scott Bell, bestselling author of Deceived and Try Fear)

"A brilliant novel that feeds the mind and heart, The God Hater belongs at the top of your reading list." (Angela Hunt, New York Times bestselling author)

“The God Hater is a rare combination of Christian fiction that is both entertaining and spiritually provocative. It has the ability to challenge your mind, as well as move your heart. It has a message of deep spiritual significance that is highly relevant for these times.” (Paul Cedar, chairman of Mission America Coalition)

About the Author

Bill Myers holds a degree in Theater Arts from the University of Washington and an honorary doctorate from the Theological Institute of Nimes, France, where he taught. As author/screenwriter/director his work has won over 50 national and international awards, including the C.S. Lewis Honor Award. His DVDs and books have sold 8 million copies. His children’s DVD and book series, McGee and Me, has sold 4.5 million copies, has won 40 Gold and Platinum awards, and has been aired on ABC as well as in 80 countries. His My Life As… series has sold 2.1 million copies. He has written, directed, and done voice work for Focus on the Family’s Adventures in Odyssey radio series and is the voice of Jesus in Zondervan’s NIV Audio Bible. As an author, nearly all of his children's series have made the bestseller list, as well as 7 of his adult novels. He has been interviewed for Good Morning America and ABC Nightly News. Several of his novels are currently under option for motion pictures, including Blood of Heaven, Threshold, Eli, Fire of Heaven, When the Last Leaf Falls, and Forbidden Doors. The motion picture, The Wager, starring Randy Travis and based on Myers’s novel by the same name, was released in 2009.

Hero Quick Promo
Holiday Deals in Kindle Books
Save up to 85% on more than 1,000 Kindle Books. These deals are valid until November 30, 2015. Learn more

Product Details

  • Paperback: 305 pages
  • Publisher: Howard Books; Original edition (September 28, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1439153264
  • ISBN-13: 978-1439153260
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.9 x 8.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (62 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #443,201 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Thanks for checking up on me. Probably best to go over to my web site: for biography information. And if you're really bored, there's my fan site over on Facebook: Oh, and one last thing. If you're a student and your class reads one of my books, I'll do a 'meet the author' 30 min question and answer session by speakerphone with your class from my office here in California. If you're a reader's group, the same thing which case I'd recommend ELI to really get the discussion juices flowing - at least until THE GOD HATER comes out in 2010. Thanks for stopping by!

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Joshua Olds on September 28, 2010
Format: Kindle Edition
Technology has grown in leaps and bounds over the past 20 years. Who would have guessed the effect virtual online gaming and social networking would have had on the culture? Games like the Sims give gamers control over virtual people whose lives play out in the virtual world. But now picture an accurate simulation of life - one that could predict everything from whether or not a product would sell to what tactics would help a politician win an election. Then insert cranky philosopher Nicholas Mackenzie, The God Hater.

Nicholas likes nothing better to tear down religious faith. Christian, Buddhist, Muslim - Nicholas is an equal opportunity offender, using his vast knowledge, acerbic wit, and obnoxious attitude to completely blindside any who dare suggest that there is a God. When it comes to philosophies and worldviews, he is one of the most brilliant people in the world, so when his brother - a computer hacker/genius - strong arms him into recommending a worldview for this virtual world, Nicholas sets to the task.

Enter Alpha. He's just a virtual character from a virtual world, but for Nicholas he conjures up images of his past - images he'd rather not think of. Alpha's world is in ruin. Survival of the Fittest has created a society filled with terror and death. Other systems have been tested as well: Existentialism, Relativism, any number of non-theistic philosophies. But all lead to ruin.

Nicholas reaches the painful conclusion that in order to save the virtual world he's become so connected to, he must introduce a new belief system - one that posits the very God Nicholas hates. But that's not the only problem. A rival corporation is gunning to take over the project, realizing its vast importance in predicting the future of real life.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Hello Seattle on July 19, 2012
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Usually, with the books I read, I find something to dislike. Lynn Austin is an author I frequently read, but the plots of her novels could all be solved with one or two twenty-minute conversations between the characters. JK Rowling's "heroic" characters had too much of an us-vs.-them mentality for my liking. And Ted Dekker's romantic subplots are all the same: handsome manly heroic hero rescues pretty damsel in distress in a not-so-cleverly-hidden metaphor for Jesus and sinful mankind.

And then there are books like this.

Before buying the book, I read some of the other reviews. Seeing that most of them called the main character "endearing," and knowing that he was an atheist written by a Christian author, I was intrigued. How endearing WAS this character? And how "out of the box" WAS this plot?

The answer to both questions? EXTREMELY.

Nicholas Mackenzie is an atheist. Like most atheists I know, he has a profound dislike for religion, believing it is the sole cause of all evil in the world. Unlike many atheists I know, he doesn't restrict his hatred to Christianity. No, he's an equal-opportunity hater, bullying Muslims, Jews, Buddhists, Hindus....if you are religious, Nicholas wants nothing more than to tear down your faith.

Most authors would stop right there, step back from the character sheet, and say "Done." Myers took the time to flesh Nicholas out, to show his softer side, and to demonstrate that when he starts harping on religion he....actually has a point. A good point. Religion, while never maligned in the story, is shown in all its not-so-glorious glory. Annie, his only friend, is a Christian who was deeply hurt by religious people when she had a son out of wedlock.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By MasterAP on September 22, 2010
Format: Paperback
The God Hater is about Nicholas Mackenzi, a philosopher professor who hates religion. He is contacted by his brother Travis who has created possibly the greatest AI community in the world. Travis needs the help of a brilliant mind in order to make his community function for the corporates and who better than Nicholas.

Happening with the brother's story, is the tale of those who desire to steal the invention for their own money-making purposes.

Bill Myers has always been a favorite author of mine. He has a way with storytelling that quickly pulls you close to the characters and shoots you on a roller coaster ride.

You won't know who to trust in this tale of suspense and heart.

The latest Myers offering will open your eyes to Jesus in a fresh way.

This would be the perfect book to give your friends who consider themselves to be intellectual and opposed to the belief in God. It isn't preachy but rather familiar in tone.

This book was provided for review by Howard Books.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Trish Perry on October 7, 2010
Format: Paperback
I almost wished I didn't know the story of Christ's redemptive sacrifice when I read Bill Myers' excellent new novel, The God Hater. If you know that story, in some ways you know where this allegory has to go in order to be a true parallel. But Myers still manages to infuse his tale of atheist Nicholas Mackenzie with intensity, intrigue, surprise, and emotion. If you've ever struggled to explain why Christ did what He did for us, or how Christ and God could be separate but one, or how Jesus relates to Old Testament law, use this book to do it. A fresh, imaginative, entertaining take on the greatest story ever told.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more
The God Hater: A Novel
This item: The God Hater: A Novel
Price: $14.82
Ships from and sold by

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Want to discover more products? Check out this page to see more: suspense thrillers